Collaborative Design

Generating information in a collaborative setting can separated into four major categories: design charrette, construction planning, safety planning, and operations and maintenance planning.


Using an interactive workspace for a design charrette allows design teams (and occasionally stakeholders as well)  to share information and work on different ideas while being able to dynamically share content. Design charrettes can be performed with integrative teams in both the early planning and design stages of a project. They usually use multi-modal screen sharing, interactive touch-enabled displays, and large format screens.


Construction planning in an interactive workspace can include site logistics planning, phase planning, constructabilitity planning with design team and construction team members. These sessions are useful for planning the specific construction considerations while receiving input from a multi-disciplinary team.


More specific than construction planning, safety planning is a key important area for project teams. In safety planning, teams meet to review the project safety measures that need to be taken on a project and can use the large format screens to plan and analyze the frequency of accidents on jobsites related to workers and equipment. Other information such as near misses and the proximity of workers to hazardous conditions on a jobsite can be included in these planning sessions. The goal of this use case is to plan for safety constraints on a given project.


Operational and maintenance planning can occur during the planning phase of a project as programmatic planning sessions. These sessions focus on space and program. During the construction and operational phases of a project, these planning sessions focus on access and clearance of typical operational and maintenance procedures.

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